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Hardwood Knocks is a totally, completely, wholly lit basketball podcast in which Bleacher Report's Adam Fromal and Dan Favale analyze the ins, outs, ups, downs and heck, even diagonals of the NBA.

Hardwood Knocks: An NBA Podcast Blue Wire

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    • 4.7 • 334 Ratings

Hardwood Knocks is a totally, completely, wholly lit basketball podcast in which Bleacher Report's Adam Fromal and Dan Favale analyze the ins, outs, ups, downs and heck, even diagonals of the NBA.

    MAILBAG: Kemba, John Wall Trades, Underrated Players, Draymond Green, NBA Trades

    MAILBAG: Kemba, John Wall Trades, Underrated Players, Draymond Green, NBA Trades

    MAIL TIME. Our latest trip down You Asked, We Answered Lane covers potential John Wall trades, the Denver Nuggets' future following the Michael Porter Jr. injury, the New York Knicks' decision to bench Kemba Walker, Monte Morris' efficiency, Draymond Green's defensive value, Alperen Sengun's rookie year, early-season trends we're buying, a list of the most underrated players, a Mario Hezonja update and much more! TIMESTAMPS⬇️
    🔘 1:51 - Intro
    🔘 4:19 - Reaction to Knicks benching Kemba Walker
    🔘 15:40 - Joe Harris Injury
    🔘 19:12 - The John Wall situation: Can he be traded?
    🔘 29:17 - Trade targets for the Nuggets following Michael Porter Jr. injury
    🔘 34:42 - Trends to buy 20 games into the season
    🔘 37:40 - Draymond Green's defense
    🔘 43:16 - Best Blazers lineup(s)
    🔘 46:53 - NBA team records on second end of back-to-backs vs. opponents on two days rest
    🔘 48:24 - How good is Alperen Sengun?
    🔘 51:09 - Monte Morris' mid-range efficiency
    🔘 53:02 - Zach LaVine's shooting
    🔘 54:12 - Who's the most underrated player in the NBA?
    🔘 1:00:30 - Where on Earth is Mario Hezonja?!?

    Host: @danfavale
    Host: @fromal09
    Twitter: @HardwoodKnocks
    Instagram: @hardwood_knocks
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    • 1 hr
    Pressing Questions: Kings, Dubs, Nuggets, Cavs, Clippers, NBA Playoff Predictions, Devin Booker/Suns

    Pressing Questions: Kings, Dubs, Nuggets, Cavs, Clippers, NBA Playoff Predictions, Devin Booker/Suns

    Dan is joined by Bleacher Report's Grant Hughes (@gt_hughes) to tackle the biggest questions they each have as the NBA nears the quarter-mark of the 2021-22 season. Their maze of inquiries covers playoff predictions for the Eastern Conference, the Sacramento Kings' future following Luke Walton's exit, the Toronto Raptors' direction, the Los Angeles Clippers and Denver Nuggets, the Orlando Magic's starting five, the Phoenix Suns and Devin Booker and much, MUCH more. TIMESTAMPS⬇️
    0:16 - Intro 
    3:32 - The future of the Sacramento Kings
    27:57 - Who's the fourth-best team in the West?
    35:37 - The Lakers
    38:51 - Predicting top-six seeds in the East
    45:46 - The Cavs
    Favorite Players to Watch This Season⬇️
    48:02 - Devin Booker
    50:18 - Evan Mobley
    51:46 - Herb Jones
    52:55 - Zach LaVine
    54:06 - Ja Morant
    54:32 - The Magic's Starting Five
    57:04 - What are the Raptors? (Alternatively: WHY are the Raptors?)
    1:05:28 - Utah's championship stock
    1:10:40 - Do the Warriors need another shot creator?
     
    Host: @danfavale
    Host: @fromal09
    Follow: @HardwoodKnocks
    Follow: @The_Sports_Math
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    MAILBAG: Guilty Pleasure Teams, Luke Walton/Kings, DeMar DeRozan, New Foul Rules, Jonas Valanciunas

    MAILBAG: Guilty Pleasure Teams, Luke Walton/Kings, DeMar DeRozan, New Foul Rules, Jonas Valanciunas

    In the second part of a super-duper-mega mailbag, Adam and Dan discuss Jonas Valanciunas' impact on the New Orleans Pelicans; the news about the Sacramento Kings being displeased with Luke Walton; their favorite guilty-pleasure league pass watches; DeMar DeRozan's MVP case; how the new foul rules could impact team-building in the future; the way analytics are presented to fans; and much more. TIMESTAMPS⬇️
    🔘 0:28 - Intro
    🔘 3:27 - Luke Walton/Kings
    🔘 13:29 - Jonas Valanciunas' impact in New Orleans
    🔘 Worst rotation players this season (23:41)
    🔘 28:13 - Most surprisingly watchable teams this season
    🔘 35:37 - Where is DeMar DeRozan on the early-season MVP ballot?
    🔘 40:29 - Steph vs. Magic: Playmaking impact
    🔘 44:36 - Which players are underrated because we focus too much on what they CAN'T do?
    🔘 52:57 - Are stat/analytic models adequately explained to fans?
    🔘 1:01:35 - Will the new foul rules impact heliocentrism or how teams build out rosters?
    Host: @danfavale
    Host: @fromal09
    Follow: @HardwoodKnocks
    Follow: @The_Sports_Math
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    MAILBAG: Hawks Woes, KAT's Future, Hornets Trade Targets, Spurs, Clippers, Nuggets

    MAILBAG: Hawks Woes, KAT's Future, Hornets Trade Targets, Spurs, Clippers, Nuggets

    MAIL TIME! In Part One of our TWO-PART SUPER-DUPER-MEGA MAILBAG, your questions have us covering Karl-Anthony Towns' future with the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Atlanta Hawks' recent struggles, trade targets for the Charlotte Hornets' center rotation, impressions of the San Antonio Spurs, the Los Angeles Clippers' offense, Ben Simmons news, Will Barton's leap, the Denver Nuggets' title stock and more! TIMESTAMPS⬇️
    🔘 0:16 - Intro
    🔘 1:46 - What's wrong with the Hawks?
    🔘 13:56 - Center targets for the Hornets
    🔘 21:55 - Best/Worst "Mixtape" jerseys
    🔘 32:58 - Most underrated player(s) on the Spurs
    🔘 37:29 - What is San Antonio's ideal starting five?
    🔘 39:51 - Are the Wolves using Karl-Anthony Towns properly?
    🔘 46:30 - The Clippers offense
    🔘 50:54 - Do the Nuggets need to make a trade?
    🔘 54:27 - Does Will Barton have a Most Improved Player case?
    🔘 57:16 - Nikola Jokic's MVP stock
    🔘 58:13 - Ben Simmons

    Host: @danfavale
    Host: @fromal09
    Twitter: @HardwoodKnocks
    Instagram: @hardwood_knocks
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    2021-22 NBA Awards Ladder: Who Leads the MVP Field?

    2021-22 NBA Awards Ladder: Who Leads the MVP Field?

    Adam and Dan build their NBA awards ladders now that every team has played around 10 games for the season. Please note these are not meant to be predictions, but more of a snapshot of where the awards races stands if the 2021-22 campaign ended today. We have top five candidates for the MVP race, plus a top-three ladder for Defensive Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Sixth Man of the Year, Most Improved Player, Executive of the Year and Coach of the Year. TIMESTAMPS⬇️
    🔘1:51 - Intro/Rankings Criteria
    🔘6:03 - Executive of the Year
    🔘14:44 - Coach of the Year
    🔘26:52 - Most Improved Player
    🔘38:40 - Sixth Man of the Year
    🔘50:45 - Rookie of the Year
    🔘59:57 - Defensive Player of the Year
    🔘1:11:38 - MVP
    Host: @danfavale
    Host: @fromal09
    Twitter: @HardwoodKnocks
    Instagram: @hardwood_knocks
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Robert Sarver Allegations, 1 Interesting Stat for Every NBA Team

    Robert Sarver Allegations, 1 Interesting Stat for Every NBA Team

    Hardwood Knocks reacts to the explosive report from ESPN that alleges Phoenix Suns managing partner Robert Sarver has created a racist and misogynistic work environment over the course of his 17-year tenure. After that, Dan relays one stat—but really more—for every NBA team he finds interesting or will be watching for the rest of the season. TIMESTAMPS⬇️
    0:15 - Intro
    2:52 - Robert Sarver allegations
    14:03 - Atlanta Hawks
    15:15 - Boston Celtics
    16:58 - Brooklyn Nets
    19:10 - Charlotte Hornets
    22:19 - Chicago Bulls
    24:30 - Cleveland Cavaliers
    26:30 - Dallas Mavericks
    28:05 - Denver Nuggets
    29:46 - Detroit Pistons
    31:55 - Golden State Warriors
    33:48 - Houston Rockets
    35:22 - Indiana Pacers
    37:07 - LA Clippers
    39:12 - Los Angeles Lakers
    42:07 - Memphis Grizzlies
    44:15 - Miami Heat
    47:37 - Minnesota Timberwolves
    49:05 - Milwaukee Bucks
    50:09 - New Orleans Pelicans
    52:16 - New York Knicks
    55:04 - Oklahoma City Thunder
    56:33 - Orlando Magic
    58:01 - Philadelphia 76ers
    59:41 - Phoenix Suns
    1:01:30 - Portland Trail Blazers
    1:03:20 - Sacramento Kings
    1:04:57 - San Antonio Spurs
    1:06:39 - Toronto Raptors
    1:08:40 - Utah Jazz
    1:11:06 - Washington Wizards
    Host: @danfavale
    Host: @fromal09
    Twitter: @HardwoodKnocks
    Instagram: @hardwood_knocks
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    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
334 Ratings

334 Ratings

Fry hdhdh ,

MRoth

Full of information and incite into every team in the NBA. a great podcast for NBA junkies.

tony12344444 ,

One of the best hoops podcasts

High-level, intelligent NBA analysis that combines analytics and watching/scouting. Strikes the right tone of comfortable/relaxed/good sense of humor, without being goofy or gimmicky.

BenS2313 ,

Suns pod

came because timeline pod, enjoyed the other parts too.

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